If you’re in the market for an instrument or if you’re ready for an upgrade, you are probably excited to get something new. However, you need to remember that something new to you doesn’t necessarily have to have the factory packaging.
You may be surprised how much more value you can get when buying used gear. From getting more quality for your money to supporting the local music scene, there are many reasons you should consider checking out a used shop first if you’re looking for a new musical instrument.
New instruments are expensive. You pay a premium to get something that still has the manufacturer’s packaging, which really doesn’t affect how the instrument sounds. Why not put that extra cash toward a higher quality used instrument?
Musicians typically take very good care of their equipment, so buying secondhand doesn’t come with as much risk as other used markets. Additionally, at shops like Music Go Round St. Louis, you can create your own discounts by trading in your own used gear when you upgrade!
You’ll get much more bang for your buck when you buy your instruments used compared to something fresh off the assembly line.
Supports Local Music Community
Jazz, blues, rock, hip hop, country – St. Louis really has a little bit of everything! One of our favorite aspects of operating here in St. Louis is our chance to support the vibrant local music scene, something not enough people give this city credit for.
And when you trade in old gear to upgrade your instruments and equipment through stores like Music Go Round, you are directly giving back to the local music community; one man’s used Stratocaster is another man’s treasure after all.
Explore New Passions
If you are interested in trying something new but aren’t sure if you’ll stick with it in the long run, buying a secondhand beginner instrument is the way to go. You can pick those up for a fraction of the cost of buying new, and they often have very few hours of play time.
This is especially perfect for school-age kids, who may be enrolling in band or orchestra for the first time. A used instrument allows them to discover whether they want to stick with it throughout middle and high school.
Used Offers Vintage Sound & Quality
Many older instruments were crafted to a much higher quality than contemporary beginner- to mid-range models. This means you can often find a used instrument that is much better than a new one in the same price range.
Additionally, as instruments age and are played, they become more broken in. This changes the sound quality for the better, which is a characteristic many vintage enthusiasts love.
If you’re ready to upgrade your gear, you need to check out used shops like Music Go Round St. Louis before making any decisions. Our goal is to provide our community with quality instruments at an affordable price, and we promise that you will be pleasantly surprised by our extensive inventory of used gear.